by Penny Reid

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It's too late to turn back now . . .

From the New York Times Bestselling Author Penny Reid

Four days left.

Private beach (...and boat).

Not so invisible girl.

And maybe less of a jerk-faced bully than originally thought.

What's the worst (or the best) that could happen?

Kaitlyn is finding life outside of the science cabinet of obscurity to be quite illuminating ...and so are her pants. When things heat up between Kaitlyn Parker and Martin—previously known as the jerk-faced bully—Sandeke, she places her trust in the one person she never thought capable of earning it, let alone keeping it safe. Fortunately or unfortunately for Kaitlyn, where she gives her trust she can't help but also give her heart.

But how will the world beyond the sanctuary of their newfound connection react to their relationship? Soon senators, chinless billionaires, and elements beyond Martin and Kaitlyn's control want to weigh in on the young couple's future.

Navigating the chaotic inferno of new love might be more than Kaitlyn bargained for, and much, much more than her trust—or her heart—can handle.

Elements of Chemistry: HEAT is the second part in a three part series; it is 55k words; and it ends with a cliffhanger.
Part 1 (ATTRACTION) Available Now! (ends on a cliffhanger)

Part 2 (HEAT) Available Now! (ends on a cliffhanger)

Part 3 (CAPTURE) Available Now!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151352772
Publisher: Cipher-Naught
Publication date: 04/24/2015
Series: Hypothesis Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 18,763
File size: 1 MB

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Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.


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Heat 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Goodbye, poor heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this soooo hard. This is going on my favorite list
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However, the scenes if intimacy were VERY intense and, I felt well done. The timeline for this story is unrealistic for the relationship formed by the characters. The female protagonist becomes a post adolescent drama queen while the male protagonist is already an emotionally disturbed persona. Nevertheless, the story was rather "adventurous" after weathering through the first third of the novel. --------- Leonard
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Ariana1 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and this author has become one I am eager to read more from. Not only is she hilarious but she has created genuinely interesting, well developed characters that a reader can relate to and care about. I would absolutely recommend this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't love it as much as the first book, but I still enjoyed it.
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Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
More serious and somber than the first - yet sill well written and entertaining Favorite Quotes: “I’ve seen how he looks at you.  He wants to have a penis party in your vagina.” “We can’t change the past.  But we can change how much importance we allow it to have over our future.” "Damn he was delicious.  Being so close to him had my hormones throwing a parade and making a Slip ‘n Slide out of my pants.” “If multiple orgasms are a myth, then you can call me Hercules.” My Review: Part 2 of Elements of Chemistry has the young couple in transition with an interesting and exciting period of discovery.  They are getting to know each other on every level – oh-la-la.   Personal and family secrets are revealed and it is eye opening, thrilling, and electrifying, and when they found their groove and pull together - my heart was soaring for them. This installment is far more serious, emotional, and anxiety provoking than the first, yet I found it equally absorbing and well written.  As is often the case, just when I was all relaxed and happy - tragedy struck… and another despicable cliffhanger.  I am yet again broken hearted and a bit cross with Penny Reid right now – my bottom lip seems to have tripled in size.   Hmm, in a surprising reversal of opinion, I find I am more disappointed in the girl than the boy this time.  
csingh More than 1 year ago
Boy did the flame hit the fire in this book, in more ways than one. Thankfully Heat picks up right where Attraction left off. The sucker punch I felt at the end of Attraction quickly eased and things were getting better between the two wonder kinds. Which was great until I realized the growth Kaitlyn and Martin had undergone was once again stymied but this time it might be for good. And I was sucker punched all over again and this time it was so much worse.  Let me back track because chances are your mouths are open with shock if you haven't read the book yet, but have started the series.  Here's the thing. Kaitlyn and Martin are both stubborn. I already know that, if you've read either or both books that are out, you know that. It's a given fact. Both of them have their own plans for the future and even differing ideas on how their "relationship" will play out. Seeing the two but heads was interesting at first because it usually resulted in Kaitlyn playing her synonym game, but then things come to a head and all of a sudden they're facing major problems. Some of it is from internal conflict and the rest of it is from the outside world.  I never realized how different Kaitlyn and Martin were in the way they thought until I read Heat. Of course both of them have had vastly different childhoods and experiences. It shaped them both in ways that were difficult for them to overcome. They clash regarding what they want and what makes them happy and it's not pretty. There were other people around them who also influenced their actions and I didn't like them very much. This part of Kaitlyn and Martin's story really showed the impact their parents had on them. I'm trying to be nice but I really didn't like their parents much.  Especially the chinless and spineless wonder that was Martin's biological father.  That man is loathsome.  Of course I'm making it sound like this book was all strife and being stubborn, but it wasn't. Both Martin and Kaitlyn really invested themselves into what was happening between them. I loved seeing them laugh and realize they could be their true selves with one another. They were able to overcome many of the initial hurdles keeping them from being with each other. The chemistry between them was still as strong as it was in Attraction and I think it go even hotter in Heat. I love how the anticipation between them just continued to grow and grow and I was almost panting by the time they decided to do anything about it. There may have been a need to change underwear during this part. Hey, Martin might be a jerk face, but he can woo and he certainly delivers the goods. One thing I absolutely loved about this book was the realism in it. Penny really did a great job at capturing the intimacy, awkwardness, and discomfort someone having sex for the first can feel; it wasn't all fireworks and wonderful. Kudos to her for keeping her books real, smart, and authentic. This is why Penny's book are like chips.  They're addictive and you can't stop with just one. I'm not sure whether to thank Penny or shake her for taking Kaitlyn and Martin's story and braking it up into parts. I love reading about them every few weeks, but the story is so amazing, I want to read it all at once and all right now. Capture can't come soon enough. With the way things ended between Kaitlyn and Martin in this book, it's going to be next to impossible to wait patiently to see if they can overcome this hurdle.  They're both so stubborn, maybe too stubborn. I can't wait to see how they overcome the new challenges that have been thrown their way. I have a feeling the resolution will be spectacular.    
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Heat by Penny Reid is the second book in her Elements of Chemistry series. It continues immediately from where book one, Attraction, left off and jumps right into the story. This is a series that must be read in order and this review contains spoilers for the first book. Martin has confronted Kaitlyn about her indifference to him. She believes he is still just a temporary thing. Why else would he leave her alone at a party and let some girl shove her tongue down his throat? Well, he was trying to NOT be a possessive jerk just as Kaitlyn requested AND he didn't ask to get kissed and pushed the girl off immediately. Once Kaitlyn is finally found, in the laundry room, reading a book, and this is explained to her, she begins to see the truth of Martin's account of events and after an emotional outburst and some yelling from the two of them, things seem to be back on the mend between them. Yay! And that's just the first chapter or so... LOL Kaitlyn is so wonderfully contained. everything is all logic and reason purposeful. Martin, on the other hand, barely contains himself. He feels and emotes and pushes in everything. Never mind that he is a self-described "shy" person, he pushes past his own limits of comfort and has put his long term goals in action. He means to see them through to the absolute end. When those goals, however, put him and Kaitlyn at odds what will he choose. His love with Kaitlyn or the one thing he's been after for as long as he can remember? It's a conundrum that, unfortunately does not get answered within these pages but I'm sure will be in the next and final installment of Penny's masterpiece... Capture. The plot twists that you don't see coming, the personalities that you WILL grow to love, and the baddies that you would be willing to murder if they weren't fictional creations of text and paper. I love Penny's writing style and I always feel like her books, more than most, deserve a quiet space and peaceful time to read in. I do however drag them with me wherever and whenever I get the chance because they're her books :-D
christokes More than 1 year ago
Please note that if you have not read ATTRACTION, this review might contain some spoilers from the first book (hopefully not too much)! You have been warned… HEAT picks up the story exactly were ATTRACTION left off and the heat level is smoking HOT in this second installment. Kaitlyn and Martin have to learn what they want from each other and how much of themselves they are willing to give. Watching their love story unfold is heartwarming and perfect. I love how these two seem opposite but in retrospect they have a connection that tends to baffle those around them. When they leave the island to return to the “real world” there are so many obstacles that I never saw coming. They have to decide what is most important to themselves as individuals and to their new-found relationship. Kaitlyn is once again a fantastic Penny Reid heroine. Watching her stand true to herself while experiencing new and exciting things is such a treat to read. Her thought processes and mannerisms are so fresh and unique. Her world view is contagious and I loved getting inside her hear. She encounters new life experiences she never crossed before and it was fascinating to watch her compute and understand what was happening and her response to new situations. Her honesty is refreshing! Martin feels like he is even MORE in this story. His inner power and masculinity seems to be unleashed even more in this story- drawing Kaitlyn like a moth to the flame, evoking so many emotions. You begin to better understand his motivations at the numerous revelations of his past and his family. It allows both Kaitlyn and the reader to better see who he is and why his reactions are the way they are. His character flaws are still a bit overwhelming to Kaitlyn but she seems to understand the motivation behind them. His commanding personality is something that both attracts and repels Kaitlyn. This novella is full of many highs and lows in their newfound relationship. At times I wanted it to work and other times I questioned if it ever could work. Penny makes you feel with the characters, allowing the reader access to their inner thoughts and motivations. You are so caught up in the book that when that ending hits, you feel like you have been slammed by a semi. This cliff hanger is bigger and harsher than the one before- so prepare yourself as much as possible. Don’t curse Penny too terribly! We know that there is bound to be goodness to follow soon! If you haven’t read this series, make sure to start now. If you are nervous about this novella because of the ending, trust me when I saw you should pick it up anyways. It will be worth the frustration in the end. HEAT literally explodes off the page with emotion, passion, and so many choices. The only question is what will those choices lead to…
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
So, this is part two of the Elements of Chemistry trilogy. It is in no way, shape or form a stand alone book. You MUST read part one, Attraction first. Basically, the story was broken up into 3 parts to make it easier to read. I, of course, laughed in the face of this and read all 3 parts back to back to back. Why? Because I couldn't stop myself. But I will just concentrate on this second part for this review. Now that we are in the second part, we getting into the nitty gritty of the story. We have met and gotten to know the surface of both Kaitlyn and Martin. This part really gets into what makes them tick and we see their true selves. Whereas in the first part, I thought Martin was mostly an ass, I got to know him better and became more understanding of his unique situation. I still think he is a bit of an ass, but now I know what created his ass-ness. The time frame for this section is about 3 weeks, most of it happening within the first week. But it's an intense week and Kaitlyn and Martin really get to know the person each one hides behind their public mask. The last couple of weeks take place at the end of the book and lead up to a bit of a emotional cliffhanger. I personally couldn't wait and had to dive right into book 3. It left me with a bit of a book hangover at the end, but I will discuss that more during the review for Capture, part 3.  I enjoyed this section and gave it 4 stars. Thanks to the author for the opportunity to read and review the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Idk maybe